Heads-up play was a long affair, but try as he might Derek Dunifer was unable to overcome Alex Aqel’s chip lead.
In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Aqel raised the button to 350,000 with the and Dunifer called holding the .
Dunifer then check-called a bet of 275,000 on the flop before checking the turn.
Aqel bet 575,000 and Dunifer thought long and hard before calling. When the completed the board on the river, Dunifer checked for a third time and Aqel moved all in.
Dunifer eyed his opponent suspiciously and ended up making the call with his queen high. Unfortunately for him, he was wrong and had to settle for runner-up and an $82,168 consolation prize.
Derek Dunifer- Eliminated in 2nd Place for $82,168